Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     GOV. MSG. NO. 519




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 519, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Board of Massage Therapy


G.M. No. 519


for a term to expire 06-30-2021,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Jodie Hagerman for service on the Board of Massage Therapy.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Jodie Hagerman from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and one individual.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Hagerman's background and dedication to serving her community qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Board of Massage Therapy as a public member.  Your Committee notes that Ms. Hagerman is a retired attorney, licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii, whose prior experience includes working as a Staff Attorney for the Hawaii State Judiciary and as a Research Attorney for the Senate Majority Office.  After her retirement, Ms. Hagerman was hired to develop, coordinate, and implement a continuing education program for Hawaii attorneys mandated by a Hawaii Supreme Court order, which gave her valuable insight into the rulemaking process.  Your Committee further finds that Ms. Hagerman has been an interim member of the Board of Massage Therapy since January 2018 and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members, and her legal background and past work experience will be an asset to the Board.  Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Hagerman be appointed to the Board of Massage Therapy based on her knowledge, background, and commitment to public service.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,